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Universal Credit and DLA

Apr 23, 2024General news

Universal Credit – Don’t miss out!

Where a child is in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), the “Disabled Child” or “Severely Disabled Child” element is not always automatically added to the open UC claim as it may need the DWP to follow up and manually update the claim when something changes. If there is more than one child who is receiving a payment of DLA, a disabled or severely disabled element can be added for each child.

Use the UC journal “Report a change” to ensure that the message is seen as this is flagged to a DWP UC claim handler who will verify and add any elements to be included in the UC payment. Make sure to give the date the benefit was awarded from not the date on a decision letter to give the highest backdated payment.